The PAC Mate Omni is the ultimate mobile computing solution for blind and visually impaired users. The Omni is the newest generation of the PAC Mate. (Freedom Scientifics’ accessible Pocket PC.) The PAC Mate Omni provides a host of productivity tools that enable access to virtually every application that sighted users of mainstream PDA devices enjoy. The Omni runs “Mobile” versions of popular Microsoft Office applications and uses Microsoft ActiveSync or Microsoft Windows Mobile Center to seamlessly synchronize with your desktop computer. Your e-mail, Contacts, appointments, files, tasks, and even web favourites are effortlessly updated every time you connect. It all happens in the background, while you use your PC or PAC Mate. The versatile Omni meets the on-the-go needs of users at work, at school, and at play with everything from word processing, to spreadsheets, to mobile Web access.
The Omni is powered by Windows Mobile 6.0, the very latest Microsoft operating system, which is also the most keyboard-friendly version of this type of operating system ever.
With full support for soft keys in Windows Mobile products, the Omni enables you to install and easily operate a variety of off-the-shelf third-party Windows Mobile applications that offer keyboard support.
Add a 20 or 40 cell Braille display to the PACmate in seconds without tools or cables. Just release the latch in the back of the unit and snap in a PACmate portable Braille Display. Remove the display just as easily to use it with your desktop or laptop via USB. The economy and flexibility in this design means you get the most from your Braille display investment.
Turn on the Omni, and you’ll immediately notice the familiar feel and sound of JAWS, the world’s most popular screen reading software. The Omni can also be used to authorise a demonstration copy of JAWS for as long as it is connected to the PC. The Omni is loaded with context-sensitive help features to get you up and running quickly with pre-installed mobile versions of numerous Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Calendar, Outlook, Inbox, Contacts, Internet Explorer, and Windows Media Player.
BX version (with Perkins style keys).
BX400 (Speech only).
BX420 with 20 Cell detachable Braille Display.
BX440 (Including detachable 40 cell Braille Display).
Qx Version (with qwerty style keyboard).
QX400 (Speech only).
QX420 (Including detachable 20 cell Braille display).
QX440 (Including detachable 40 Cell Braille Display).
The PAC Mate Omni features significant software enhancements and is packaged with new, upgraded internal hardware components that does not appreciably change its outer appearance but does make it more powerful and easier to use than ever. Because all data is now stored in flash memory, all your files and applications are retained, even if your unit is reset or the battery is fully discharged.
- Access to the Mobile version of Windows PowerPoint
- Microsoft’s Direct Push technology for real-time synchronization of Inbox, Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks
- Smart filtering for rapid location of e-mail messages
- Easy information searches via Windows Live Search
- Support for the Windows Live Messenger voice clip feature, providing users with “push-to-talk” functionality in Instant Messaging
- Plug and play support for popular WiFi, Compact Flash, Bluetooth Ethernet and modem cards
- Battery life of more than 20 hours
- Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 software for Pocket PC
- JAWS screen reader with Eloquence Speech
- Inbox, Calendar, Contact, Notes, Pocket Word, Pocket Internet Explorer, Pocket Excel, Windows Media Player 9 (MP3, audio and video streaming)
- Freedom Scientific accessible applications – FSEdit, FSCalc, Stopwatch
- Braille or laptop style qwerty text entry
- USB type Mini A/B – 2.0
- IrDA 115 KB/second infrared port
- 2 Compact Flash Type II ports
- Microphone & Speaker
What’s in the box?
- PAC Mate Omni with optional 20/40 refreshable Braille Display
- 3 CD-rom disks, including an introduction, companion and documentation disk
- Usb cable for Synchronisation to a Computer
- Padded water resistant carrying case & shoulder strap
- Complementary CF card(removable 512mb memory card)
- Quick start guide (Braille & Print)
- Power adapter & lead, for mains operation & charging battery
- USB adapter for connecting USB memory sticks
Intel Xscale 400 MHz Processor
64 MB RAM
128 MB Flash ROM
Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery
12 Volt AC Adapter/Charger
Maximum Dimensions & Weight:
BX400 (speech only).
27.94 cm x 12.37 cm x 4.9 cm.
11 in x 4.87 in x 1.93 in.
820 g (1 lb 13 oz).
BX420 (including 20 cell Braille Display).
27.94 cm x 17.3 cm x 4.9 cm.
11 in x 6.81 in x 1.93 in.
1.62 kg (3 lbs 9 oz ).
BX440 (including 40 cell Braille Display).
31.75 cm x 17.3 cm x 4.9 cm.
12.5 in x 6.81 in x 1.93 in.
1.81 kg (4 lbs ).
QX400 (speech only).
31.24 cm x 15.93 cm x 4.11 cm.
12.3 in x 6.27 in x 1.62 in.
900 g (2 lbs).
QX420 (including 20 cell Braille display).
31.24 cm x 20.85 cm x 4.11 cm.
12.3 in x 8.21 in x 1.62 in.
1.7 kg (3 lbs 12 oz).
QX 440 (including 40 cell Braille Display).
31.75 cm x 20.85 cm x 4.11 cm.
12.5 in x 8.21 in x 1.62 in.
1.9 kg (4 lbs 3 oz).